Carved chalk phallus from an infilled pit in a ditch of Maumbury rings, now at Dorset County Museum.
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The artificial phallus -- the dildo -- is very far from a new invention. In fact, the oldest known example dates about 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists gave it, and its kind, the euphemistic name of "ice-age batons."
But it has been avoided.
c. 29,000 BCE